Dayes Automotive Center is your Phoenix oil change headquarters. We literally get people in and out in 15 to 25 minutes. We know you need someone you can depend on in the tradition of local family owned repair shops. Because oil in a car is like blood in your body, it breaks down and wears out. Just like your body reproduces new red blood cells and hemoglobin, replacing your oil regularly is the number 1 thing you can do to maintain your engine. Everyone needs to do it at some point.
Because everyone needs an oil change, all types of shops do them. Unless you are one of the volume oil change chains the reality is oil changes are not usually something full service repair shops make money on. Everyone does them out of necessity – many shops make special offers around them because oil changes help us get people in the door to inspect potential other work that may need to be done. Honestly, the other work that money can be made on. Although not in Phoenix, the joke below from Hippoquotes.com pokes fun at what lengths a full service repair shops will do with an oil change to get you in the door to look at the rest of the vehicle. So as a consumer, you have to ask– is that bad?
Fact – TV news teams have run stings catching untrustworthy shops advising unneeded work or intentionally breaking /disconnecting things and advising extra work is needed. Fact – those same shops are the exception –just like any other group or team, you always have 10% that are bad and cause reputational issues for the rest.
Fact – The auto industry has done great getting the public to understand the need for oil changes. But beyond oil changes, do most of us know what other parts get worn out and also need regular maintenance? Most do not - and as a result, those parts break or get beyond maintenance, needing a repair – which costs more – than it would have if identified by a qualified full service tech earlier. Just like when you go to the dentist for a teeth cleaning - no one wants to hear that they need other work done as well – whether it is your mouth or your car - but the reality is the need could be there.
Give your full service mechanic a break on the post oil change inspection – local neighborhood repair shops like Dayes Automotive Center were established to make sure you get quality work at a good price - and only the work that is needed. Unlike the chain repair shops, there are no quotas – you are going to get a better deal that with the national chains. And unlike the national chain repair shops, we don’t have set amounts that need to be charged for a service – we work with people on what repair is needed first, and how much they can afford – so that other repairs not as urgent can come back another time.
Don't underestimate the value of word-of-mouth. Talk to all of your neighbors and tell them where you go – advertise to a local Facebook group, tell your friends and family. There's nothing like first-hand experience to inform people about good oil change shops in Phoenix – we love to give a discount to people referring others to us. Dayes Automotive Center is your Phoenix oil change HQ and we love referrals!